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PIB Summaries 23 April 2024

  1. Summit of the Future
  2. National Panchayati Raj Day


Recently, the UN Secretary General has said that the reform of multilateral development banks (MDBs) will be a key theme at this year’s Summit of the Future.


Facts for Prelims

About Summit of the Future

Nature of the Event:

  • A high-level gathering aimed at bringing world leaders together to establish a new global consensus on improving the present and safeguarding the future.


  • To mend eroded trust and demonstrate the effectiveness of international cooperation in addressing current and emerging challenges.


  • UN Member States, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), academic institutions, the private sector, and youth.


  • “Summit of the Future: Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow”.


  • To build upon the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit and create an action-oriented Pact for the Future, accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Action-Oriented Outcome Document:

  • The Pact for the Future, to be negotiated and endorsed by countries before and during the Summit in September 2024.

Key Targets:

  • Reaffirm the UN Charter.
  • Reinvigorate multilateralism.
  • Boost implementation of existing commitments.
  • Agree on solutions to new challenges.
  • Restore trust.


The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is organizing a National Colloquium on “Governance at the Grassroots after Three Decades of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment” on 24th April, 2024, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in observance of National Panchayati Raj Day. 


GS II- Local Self Governance


  1. What is National Panchayati Raj Day?
  2. What is Panchayati Raj?

What is National Panchayati Raj Day?

  • The first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in 2010. Since then, the National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on 24th April every year in India.
  • The day marks the enactment of the 73rd amendment of the constitution in 1992.

What is Panchayati Raj?

  • After the Constitution came into force, Article 40 made a mention of panchayats and Article 246 empowered the state legislature to legislate with respect to any subject relating to local self-government.
  • Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) was constitutionalized through the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 to build democracy at the grass roots level and was entrusted with the task of rural development in the country.
  • PRI is a system of rural local self-government in India.
  • Local Self Government is the management of local affairs by such local bodies who have been elected by the local people.
  • To strengthen e-Governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) across the country, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) has launched eGramSwaraj, a user-friendly web-based portal.
  • It unifies the planning, accounting and monitoring functions of Gram Panchayats. Its combination with the Area Profiler application, Local Government Directory (LGD) and the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) renders easier reporting and tracking of Gram Panchayat’s activities.

May 2024